elon musk
Elon Musk Is Going to Trial Over Bad ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to head to trial later this year over a series of bad tweets in which he described a diver as “pedo guy” after the man criticised his plan for saving a young football team trapped in a cave system in Thailand. Read More >>

crime
Silk Road Drug Kingpin Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht, the California hippie convicted for founding notorious online drug market Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. Read More >>

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EE 4G Speeds Hit 400Mbps in Hyper-Local London Trial

Mobile network EE would like us to think that we'll all be enjoying 400Mbps mobile connections at some point in the future, with a demo of Cat 9 LTE tech combining three LTE carriers to max out the airwaves in a small bit of London. Read More >>

twitter
“Outdated” Communications Law Makes it Too Easy to Prosecute Tweeters, Say Campaigners

The high-profile case of Paul Chambers and his bomb-joke-Tweet should lead to a reworking of the laws used to (fail to) prosecute him, says a pressure group, which claim our communications laws need updating to reflect the way we use social media today. Read More >>

environment
Human Wee Could be the Future of Plant Growing

According to stats released by the eco-gardeners at the Rich Earth Institute, a large proportion of the energy used to treat waste water is blown on neutralising the nitrogen and phosphorous in human urine -- which happen to be two great nutrients for plant life. If only there was a way to collect wee and use it to fertilise crops without everyone getting so weirded out by it. Read More >>

gaming
Ouya’s Going to Force All Games to Have Proper Trials

Score one for the consumer. Ouya's come out and said that all games that are compatible with the system will be forced to have free-to-play periods, which are basically demos, so you can try before you buy. No more coughing up good money only to find you've just bought absolute rubbish. Read More >>

blackberry
Some Poor US Businessmen are Being Made to Use BB10

RIM has started running private trials of its new BB10 hardware and software combo, picking up the bill to bribe some top US businesses to force their staff to use the new Blackberrys. Read More >>

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December 6th Is Samsung’s Next Judgment Day

Apple's bloodthirst has been put on hold for a few months; while the company is intent on banning eight patent-infringing Samsung phones from sale in the US, the actual hearing won't take place until December 6th. So you can still pick up that Galaxy S Showcase your niece has been begging for if you get that holiday shopping done early! Read More >>

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Why the Apple v. Samsung Ruling May Not Hold Up

We sort of assumed that Friday's decision in the Apple vs Samsung trial wouldn't be the last we heard of the case. But Groklaw has gone through various quotes from the jurors and legal experts, and it looks like Samsung's going to have very strong grounds for appeal thanks to one wildly inconsistent jury. Read More >>

google
The List of Google’s Paid Bloggers Is Way Less Fun Than We Wanted It to Be

Well, to be fair, any list of bloggers is going to be less fun than any expectation you could possibly have for it. (And your expectations for a blogger list better be pretty low to begin with.) But this list of who commented on the Oracle vs. Google trial, while also being paid by Google? Dud. Read More >>

twitter
Twitterati in Court to Support Paul Chambers’ “Bomb” Joke Appeal

Today sees the unfortunately famous Paul Chambers attend the high court, to learn of the fate of his appeal for making that joke on Twitter. The joke about bombing Doncaster's Robin Hood airport. Read More >>

networks
Three Launching 4G Trial in the Thames Valley, From March

UK mobile network Three has announced plans to launch its own trial of a 4G network, with a test covering parts of the Thames Valley due to kick off next spring. Read More >>